Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Deserted Street 11x14 $80.00

I'm not sure why this scene appeals to me. Other than the drying clothes, a sign of life does not exist. Maybe the questions the scene generates are the appeal. Where is it? Where is everybody? The streets are wet, so why would the laundry be hanging on such a dreary day? Strange....

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